Superstorm Then And Now

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 photo, warning signs cover the boarded up and padlocked door of a home slated for demolition in the Oakwood Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, in New York, four years after Superstorm Sandy’s deadly floodwaters coursed through the streets. Oakwood Beach, improbably built on a salt marsh, is slowly being returned to nature after state officials concluded it would be foolish to rebuild in a place with so little protection from the sea. Under a state buyout program, 196 homes have been demolished so far. Another 103 will soon meet the same fate. . (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)